1949 Turner Manufacturing  168cc 'Bi-Van' Delivery Tricycle Frame no. 2103 Engine no. 2103

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Lot 97
1949 Turner Manufacturing 168cc 'Bi-Van' Delivery Tricycle
Registration no. EAS 251 Frame no. 2103 Engine no. 2103

Sold for £ 2,645 (US$ 3,329) inc. premium
1949 Turner Manufacturing 168cc 'Bi-Van' Delivery Tricycle
Registration no. EAS 251
Frame no. 2103
Engine no. 2103
Post-war Britain was short of delivery vehicles, with most new vans destined for the government's 'Export Drive'. Three-wheelers were exempt from this. Wolverhampton's Turner Manufacturing Ltd. contributed their 'Tri-Van', unique to Britain with its purpose-built chassis and the company's own 'Tiger' two-stroke engine. The company embarked on a well-publicised test of 2000 miles, with little effect on sales. This, possibly the only example, has a suggestive 2040 miles recorded and was last exhibited in 2009. Appearing in good condition and road-legal the machine is offered with V5C and will be an idiosyncratic addition to any collection, following re-commissioning. No reserve.

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  • This machine is a 1949 Turner Manufacturing 168cc 'Tri-Van' Delivery Tricycle.
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1949 Turner Manufacturing  168cc 'Bi-Van' Delivery Tricycle Frame no. 2103 Engine no. 2103
1949 Turner Manufacturing  168cc 'Bi-Van' Delivery Tricycle Frame no. 2103 Engine no. 2103
1949 Turner Manufacturing  168cc 'Bi-Van' Delivery Tricycle Frame no. 2103 Engine no. 2103
1949 Turner Manufacturing  168cc 'Bi-Van' Delivery Tricycle Frame no. 2103 Engine no. 2103
1949 Turner Manufacturing  168cc 'Bi-Van' Delivery Tricycle Frame no. 2103 Engine no. 2103
1949 Turner Manufacturing  168cc 'Bi-Van' Delivery Tricycle Frame no. 2103 Engine no. 2103
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